262146 Lieutenant Frank Herbert PEASE 2nd Devons, 12/8/44

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  1. reddevon

    reddevon Member

    Hi, I am trying to find out some information on a Lt. F.H.Pease MC who was killed in action on the 12.8.44. He was C company commander at the time of his death. I would like to find out his citation for his MC and the circumstances of his death.

    Many thanks in advance.
     

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    Casualty
    Lieutenant PEASE, FRANK HERBERT
    Service Number 262146
    Died 12/08/1944
    Aged 29
    2nd Bn. Devonshire Regiment
    M C
    Son of Thomas and Helen Pease, of Plymouth; husband of Dorothy Gwendoline Pease, of Plymouth.
    INSCRIPTION: BELOVED HUSBAND OF DOROTHY, DARLING DADDY OF ALAN AND JANET "TILL WE MEET"
    Buried at BAYEUX WAR CEMETERY
    Location: Calvados, France
    Cemetery reference: XV. J. 16.

    From above link, CWGC Concentration report, original burial: Cauville, Map 7F/3, 1/50000, Ref 872422
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    Recommendation for Award for Pease, Frank Harry Rank: Lieutenant Service No:... | The National Archives
    Reference: WO 373/48/148
    Name Pease, Frank Harry
    Rank: Lieutenant
    Service No: 262146
    Regiment: 2 Devonshire Regiment
    Theatre of Combat or Operation: North West Europe
    Award: Military Cross
    Date of announcement in London Gazette: 31 August 1944
    LG - MC https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/36679/supplement/4046/data.pdf

    231 Infantry Brigade, 50 (N) Division, 30 Corps
    262145 War Substantive Lieutenant Frank Harry PEASE, 2nd Battalion DEVONSHIRE REGIMENT

    On 19 June 1944, in the attack on HOTTOT, Lieutenant PEASE was commanding one of the leading companies. Well concealed and tenacious enemy Machine Gun posts made the advance difficult in the close country, but Lieutenant PEASE with the greatest gallantry, and without any though for his own personal safety vigorously pressed on. They were the first to gain their objective in spite of a number of enemy tanks in the vicinity.

    By his example and determination, his company held on to the cross-roads for over six hours against repeated tank attacks. His great leadership and coolness was a fine inspiration to all.

    Pease, Frank Herbert, MC, 2 Devons.png

    LG - commission
    https://www.thegazette.co.uk/London/issue/35965/supplement/1567/data.pdf
     
    Last edited: Nov 11, 2018
  3. reddevon

    reddevon Member

    Many thanks, that's spot on just what I was after.
     

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